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25 Fall Family Traditions To Do While Social Distancing

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As we sink deeper into the fall season here in Kentucky, the leaves are changing, and the weather is getting cooler and cooler. I love fall and I love fall family traditions. This year has been unlike any other, with the restraints of social distancing and lack of indoor activities. I found myself feeling like […]

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Free, Printable Gratitude Turkey to Count Blessings in November

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For our family, Thanksgiving is all about gratitude, thankfulness, and being together. I know I am happier when I pay attention to things I am grateful for, and I hope to impart this on my kids. Additionally, the science on the benefits of gratitude is pretty astounding (more on that below). The weeks leading up […]

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Show and Tell Ideas that Start with B

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My twins’ preschool class has show and tell every week, and each week’s theme is a different letter of the alphabet. Every week, I spend at least a few minutes brainstorming items we own that start with the letter of the week. I know many other preschool and kindergarten parents are doing the same. I’m […]

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Show and Tell Ideas That Start With A

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My twins’ preschool class has weekly show and tell, and each week’s theme is a different letter of the alphabet. Every week, I spend at least a few minutes racking my brain for items we own that start with the letter of the week. I figure many other preschool and kindergarten parents are doing the […]

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Ways to Celebrate Kids’ Birthdays at Home

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Birthdays are a magical part of childhood. Our kids talk about their birthdays all year long- the superhero cake we’ll have, who will come to celebrate, the colorful balloons we’ll get, and so on. With quarantine in effect due to the Coronavirus pandemic, many kids will have to celebrate birthdays apart from friends or extended […]

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No prep, No mess Activities for Preschoolers

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No prep, no mess activities keep preschoolers busy with less work for parents There are times throughout my day with three young kids that I need a fun activity that doesn’t involve prep on my part and won’t create a mess. After we’ve cleaned up dinner and before bed, for instance, I’m tired and I […]

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50+ Non-Candy Ideas for Excellent Easter Baskets

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Easter is one our family’s favorite holidays. One of our traditions is to give our kids an Easter basket filled with small gifts. For the past few years, we have opted not to include candy in our kids’ Easter baskets (more on why below). Just because there isn’t candy, doesn’t mean there is any less […]

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